Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$37.99
Item No. 89112
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend from Sanford's estate vineyard, La Rinconada, and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard next door. A mix of vineyard blocks and several different clones give this wine added complexity.

The 2005 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a deep violet red in color and bursts with Bing cherry, raspberry, pepper and clove aromas with a slight hint of vanilla and licorice. The palate delivers wild berry flavors framed nicely by bright acidity and supple tannins.

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In Santa Barbara wine country, it all started with Sanford Winery. Recognizing a magical combination of climate and soil conditions, the Sanford & Benedict vineyard was plated in 1971, and the resulting wines are now the benchmark of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Pinot Noir has thrived in the Sta. Rita Hills ever since, and ranks among the best and most distinctive in the world. ...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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